Our Camp Mission: We believe summer camps for children and teens living with bleeding disorders are very important. Summer camps help develop self-independence skills and allow for the opportunity to build life-long friendships with individuals who understand what it is like to live with bleeding disorders. We will provide summer camp support to families who have children attending summer camps upon request. The Chapter will provide travel grants or other needed items to help off set the cost of sending a child to camp. We partner each year with Camp Burnt Gin and the Hemophilia Treatment Center staff, and Camp Courage from the BILO Charities Children’s Cancer Center in Greenville to provide mentoring support for campers. We assist with encouraging the need to learn self-infusion and we share encouraging stories and experiences. We provide each camper with a commemorated Chapter Day T-Shirt and Swag while providing the entire camp, counselors, and staff with our famous “Ice Cream Sundaes Social”.
Camp Burnt Gin is a summer camp in Wedgefield, South Carolina, for children who have physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. From early June until mid August, Camp Burnt Gin operates four six day sessions for 7 through 15 year old children, two six day session for teenagers, ages 16-20 and a four day session for young adults, ages 21-25.
Kids & Teens with Bleeding Disorders (Hemophilia, vWD, Sickle Cell)
BDASC Famous Ice Cream Social will take place!
Applications available March 1st.
For more information about Camp Burnt Gin:
July 8 – July 13, 2024
Call: (803) 898-0784
Contact Camp Director, Marie Aimone at 803-898-0455
Email: Marie Aimone, Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prisma Health UpState Children’s Hospital, BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center
Founded in 1994, Camp Courage creates an unforgettable recreational experience for children and teens with cancer or blood disorders from the Upstate of South Carolina, western North Carolina, and Northeast Georgia. Camp Courage is a non-profit program supported by community and civic groups, businesses, colleges and universities, religious organizations, and individuals.
For more information about Camp Courage:
2024 Camp Dates: BDASC will be at Camp for our famous Ice Cream Social event!
Kids Camp (ages 6 -12yrs) – June 23 – 28, 2024
Teen Camp (ages 13-18yrs) – July 27 – August 1, 2024
Contact Ericka Turner, Camp Director at: Ericka.Turner4@prismahealth.org or call 716-481-3341
Camp Victory Junction
Bleeding and Gastrointestinal Disorders
Session 3 – June 25-29. They will notify parents of acceptance between April 11th and May 1. 2023
Camper Registration Information and Contacts: https://victoryjunction.org/camperzone-summercamp/
Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illness by providing life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering; all in a medically-sound environment at no cost to the camper or their family. Located in Randleman, North Carolina, Victory Junction is spread across 84 acres, allowing children to do what they do best— be kids, play, imagine, make friends and enjoy the adventures and experiences of camp life.
We would like to acknowledge our 2023 CAMP SPONSORS for helping us provide a fun and interactive camping experience for our teens, children, and their families with bleeding disorders.
We support all summer camps for children and teens with bleeding disorders. Financial assistance is also available to assist families meet the needs of their campers.
BDASC Ice Cream Social Events and Chapter Day at Camp are scheduled as they are made available to us. Learn more about the summer camps available in South Carolina and contact the office for additional information on how you can become connected to the camp experience!
BDASC will be at Camp Burnt Gin in 2024 for our famous Ice Cream Social Event!
We will also be at the Prisma Health Upstate HTC Family Camp Day at Camp Courage and will bring our special welcomes to camp!